Having lived near The Anderson, I thought it about time to try out the restaurant. They have just reopened after some sort of refurbishment, although I am unsure to which part of the premises (bar, restaurant, hotel rooms).
We had a choice when reserving a table to sit in the Whisky Bar or the dining room. We went for the dining room (it's not massive, so I recommend phoning in advance).
There was a large party that ordered just before us, so we had to wait a bit longer for the food. No worries.
The menu is amazing and extremely creative! Plenty of choice to serve even the fussiest of eaters (decent burger menu...complete with a £25 competition burger...you know, eat the whole meal in under 20 mins and get it free, t shirt, name on wall of shame...).
We are on a post holiday, skint until payday budget, so skipped starters (good choices £6-7 each).
Main meals come with potatoes (sautéed veg £2 extra).
My boyfriend opted for the beef fillet tips with cacharel blue cheese sauce and mushrooms.(£14) He loved the it!
I went for the pheasant pie (also had black pudding and a few mushrooms in it) (£12) Came with chips. Rich taste to the runny gravy inside. Pheasant is new to me, so was well impressed.
I was stuffed. We opted to skip the desserts this time (a rarity!). There was a really good dessert menu with a fairly large selection from simple ice cream (£1.50 a scoop) to Anne's American Crack Pie with ice cream. Rice pudding, sticky toffee pudding, apple cake and the obligatory cheese board were also on the menu (along with a couple other choices). But they were a bit steep at £6 each.
The main meals ranged from £12-27 with most around £17-20 ish.
I definitely recommend tryin this place if you are in the area. They use fresh, local produce and the menu varies frequently to accommodate what food they can get in. This was our one last treat before heading back to work and it was worth it!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stylish restaurant with rooms on the beautiful Black Isle, featuring a new menu of exotic Global Cuisine every day. The fire lit Whisky Bar stocks more than 200 single-malts, 100 Belgian beers and well-tendered real ales. Convenient to Inverness and perfect for golfing, walking and dolphin-watching. Nine well-appointed ensuite guest rooms. "Top Ten Scottish Restaurants 2007??? (Sunday Herald) "You'll be treated like royalty" (Scotland for Dummies) ???A beer drinker’s Mecca. (CAMRA, Pub of the Year 2007) ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Anderson Hotel Fortrose
- Anderson Hotel Fortrose
- The Anderson Fortrose, Scotland